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Brian Howe AKA Sikes is a Alternative Hip-Hop artist & producer from Pittsburgh, PA who is known locally for his work in various musical projects and other artistic endeavors. He also hosts START THE BEAT which is a podcast highlighting conversations between himself and all sorts of different jerks. Musicians, artists, comedians and all other types of screw-ups & undesirables. In other words… Some of the best people you’ll ever meet in your life. Start The Beat with Sikes is part of the Epicast network.

Nov 23, 2016

For the 112th episode I sat down with my friends Nick Miller & Ashley Corts of Black Forge Coffee House for a talk about pursuing your passions, opening a business and living your dreams to the fullest! Black Forge Coffee House is a Cafe/Art Gallery/Music Venue located in the Allentown neighborhood of Pittsburgh, PA....


Nov 22, 2016

For the 111th episode I sat down with Cat Bruno for a talk about her journey into the world of storytelling, learning how to self-promote and becoming a Top Selling Fantasy Author! Sit back, relax and let's START THE BEAT!



If you are in Pittsburgh be sure to check out her next book signing on December 3rd at Rickert...


Nov 16, 2016

For the 110th episode I sat down with the homie Cameron LeViere of the band Lawn Care for an awesome, in depth talk about his history as a singer/songwriter  and sharing your music with a world living in a digital landscape. Sit back, relax and let's START THE BEAT!



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Nov 11, 2016

For the 109th episode I sat down with Joey & Chris from the Spooky Street Folk band Cousin Boneless for a well rounded talk about everything these two do which is a lot. Check below for the links and get ready for an awesome conversation. Sit back, relax and lets START THE BEAT! 



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Nov 8, 2016

For the 108th episode I sat down with singer/songwriter Anna Hale aka SWAMPWALK for a talk about her creative process, inspirations and overall history behind the moody, chiptune fueled sounds she creates. SWAMPWALK just released a new album titled "Us vs. Them" and you bet your butts we're gunna talk about that...